Updated May 07, 2020

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A market-based application that offers a cost-effective way to rapidly collect, analyze and disseminate timely data to optimize farmers’ operations, reduce transaction costs,link them to markets and ultimately help farmers access financial services based on data collected about their “bank-ability.

The majority of Ugandans rely on farming for their incomes, but the country’s agriculture sector, dominated by smallholder farmers, has historically had low economic support and output. The purpose of the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity was to reduce poverty and promote the long-term prosperity of rural Ugandan families by increasing the quality and quantity o...
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The majority of Ugandans rely on farming for their incomes, but the country’s agriculture sector, dominated by smallholder farmers, has historically had low economic support and output. The purpose of the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity was to reduce poverty and promote the long-term prosperity of rural Ugandan families by increasing the quality and quantity of farmers’ crops in the maize, bean, and coffee value chains. The activity worked with exporters and other buyers to extend genuine agricultural inputs and productivity-enhancing services down the value chain. By building trust between value chain actors, the activity promoted an inclusive market system in Uganda.
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Problem

Without access to formal financial services or transparent market information, smallholder farmers in Uganda struggle to obtain high quality inputs and agricultural financing.

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Solution

With support from Feed the Future Uganda’s Commodity Production and Marketing Activity (CPM), and ag-tech start up Akorion, a 2017 Digi winner, developed a digital platform for village agents to collect information on a farm’s location, soil properties, agricultural production activities, and transactions. This information is aggregated into a digital profile to help farmers gain access to financial products and services, such as input credit and crop insurance.

Target Beneficiaries

This information is aggregated into a digital profile to help farmers gain access to financial products and services, such as input credit and crop insurance.

Mission and Vision

This innovation seeks to empower smallholder farmers in Uganda to access formal financial services and transparent market information in order to improve agricultural outcomes.

Competitive Advantage

With support from Feed the Future Uganda’s Commodity Production and Marketing Activity (CPM), and ag-tech start up Akorion, a 2017 Digi winner, developed a digital platform for village agents to collect information on a farm’s location, soil properties, agricultural production activities, and transactions. This information is aggregated into a digital profile to help farmers gain access to financial products and services, such as input credit and crop insurance.
New Implemented CountriesUganda

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